McLaren-Honda launches 2015 F1 challenger

Honda becomes the fourth engine manufacturer to enter the fray of the new hybrid-turbo engine-rules generation – a year behind its rivals Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari. It will hope that early reliability problems encountered in testing at Abu Dhabi at the end of last year can be overcome in this week’s upcoming Jerez test. Honda’s

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Red Bull RB11 yet to pass FIA crash tests

Team boss Christian Horner has already admitted that, in the last few days before the first test at Jerez kicks off, the 2015-spec Red Bull RB11 car is “not yet” ready. “There is still plenty to do before Sunday,” he said this week. Now, Italy’s Omnicorse claims the last 100 per cent Adrian Newey-designed Red

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Lotus E23 ‘a massive step forward’

The car is the first the team have produced since switching to Mercedes power after scoring just 10 points during the 2014 season when their engines were supplied by Renault. In its most notable design feature, the E23 has been presented with a conventional nose – a clear departure from the split ‘twin tusk’ nose

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F1 2015 first impressions

Force India and Williams have given us our first taste of 2015 F1. William Tyson dissects the VJM08 and FW37 to find out what’s in store for tech this year. Let’s start with the obvious place to look at: the nose. We suspected some time ago the appearance of the noses this year would again

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Line-up in Jerez 2015

Full testing line-up: Mercedes: Nico Rosberg (Sunday, Tuesday), Lewis Hamilton (Monday, Wednesday) Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo (TBA), Daniil Kvyat (TBA) Williams: Valtteri Bottas (TBA), Felipe Massa (TBA) Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel (TBA), Kimi Raikkonen (TBA) McLaren: Fernando Alonso (Sunday, Tuesday), Jenson Button (Monday, Wednesday) Force India: Nico Hulkenberg (TBA), Sergio Perez (TBA) Lotus: Romain Grosjean (TBA),

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Rosberg: Vettel will see tail lights

“I am fully optimistic and believe it will the duel Lewis against me again,” Rosberg said. Mercedes totally dominated the 2014 season in which Hamilton beat Rosberg for his second career world title. Mercedes also won the constructors’ list, ahead of Red Bull, surprise team Williams and Ferrari. Rosberg named Red Bull and Williams big

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